"Hollywood can get really concerned. What if you can carry like 20 movies with you all the time, and they can't control the content any more?" It's the possible crossing of geographic boundaries that's the problem, Michael Cai, senior analyst with Parks Associates said - a problem that wouldn't crop up if the media device were made to sit on your desktop at home, no matter how small it becomes.
If DRM does not pose any obstacles whatsoever to the adoption of perpendicular recording, then its likely that nothing will prevent Apple and others from implementing new drives from Seagate and other manufacturers with these large capacities, leading to a new wave of high-capacity portable storage devices as soon as Christmas 2006.
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